Dying mother hands baby to stranger in Sydney mall attack

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Heartbreaking sacrifice: Dying mother gives baby to stranger in Sydney mall tragedy.

SYDNEY, Australia, April 14: In the aftermath of a horrifying stabbing spree at a Sydney mall, eyewitnesses recount acts of bravery and tragedy that unfolded during the chaotic rampage.

One witness described the heart-wrenching moment when a mother, fatally wounded, entrusted her nine-month-old baby to a stranger in a bid to save the infant’s life.

“The baby got stabbed,” recounted a man who was present at the scene with his brother. “The mum got stabbed and the mum came over with the baby and threw it at me.”

The attack, carried out by a 40-year-old assailant with mental illness, claimed the lives of six people and left a dozen others seriously injured.

Amidst the chaos, lone senior police officer Amy Scott is being hailed for her courageous actions. She tracked down and ultimately shot dead the assailant, putting an end to the deadly spree.

Other acts of bravery emerged as well. A young man was captured on video bravely confronting the attacker on an escalator armed only with a shopping center bollard. Meanwhile, storekeepers opened their doors to provide shelter to frightened shoppers.

The tragic story of 38-year-old mother Ashlee Good’s final act to save her baby daughter, Harriet, has deeply resonated with Australians. Good succumbed to her injuries in the hospital, while her baby remains in “a serious but stable condition,” according to New South Wales police assistant commissioner Anthony Cooke.

Good’s family expressed gratitude to the two men who cared for Harriet in her mother’s absence, describing Ashlee as “a beautiful mother, daughter, sister, partner, friend, all-round outstanding human, and so much more.”

Sky News Australia reporter Laura Jayes, visibly emotional, revealed that she knew Good, describing her as an “incredible athlete” and a new mother facing an unthinkable tragedy.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese praised the courage displayed by ordinary Australians during the attack, particularly highlighting the actions of Inspector Amy Scott, who risked her life to neutralize the threat.

Witnesses at the scene recounted the moment Scott confronted the attacker, with one individual describing how she issued a command to “put it down” before ultimately firing her weapon.

Albanese emphasized the selfless actions of those who put themselves in harm’s way to assist others during the crisis, underscoring the resilience and bravery demonstrated amidst the tragedy.

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